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BEAM Aware Community Tech Projects

 The following are technology projects that openbeam is tracking and has been making contributions to.

 

Project Phase Definitions

The following defines the various project phases:

  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.

 

ConceptPlanDevelopmentAvailable

Engage the Community

Impacting:

Led by : Rochester Public Library
Description Expand Goal 2 of the library's strategic plan: "Engage the Community"

Next Gen Community Information Sharing System (CISS)

Impacting:

Led by : Hack-a-thon
Description Help identifying requirements and architectural implementations for the open-source version of the CISS system.

SharePoint Usage Enablement

Impacting: Technology Enablement

Led by : openBeam.net
Description MS SharePoint and Office 365 have been adopted and installed by many area non-profits, which is a good step toward cloud-based collaboration so that information and document sharing can take place outside the office. However, much of the power of SharePoint is not known to these organizations, such as how it can be used to build intranet/extranet websites and workflow applications that manage essential operations such as contact (Client/Donor) management. This project will lead to: (1) Getting small non-profits to better use SharePoint and (2) Build simple CRM (or other apps) to demonstrate the quick app development capability of SharePoint.

Community Beam to enable community collaboration

Impacting: Business Process ; Technology Enablement

Led by : openBEAM.net
Description Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

Community Network Group Website

Impacting:

Led by : openBEAM.net
Description Rochester area is fortunate to have many private, public and non-profit organizations engaged in serving the community. To make these efforts even more effective, we need a "clearing house" or coordination hub to allow sharing of ideas, requirements and plans.

Hubsource.mn (employment hub)

Impacting: Business Process ; Economic Diversification ; Technology Enablement

Led by : Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce
Description A central community portal for employers and job seekers to connect and to find other information about the community. A web platform to connect people, resources and employment in SE Mn. Creates the economic and work culture landscape of our region.

OC Find it!

Impacting:

Led by : Olmsted County Community Services
Description OC Find It! is a free mobile App designed to help people find information about the services and programs offered within Olmsted County Community Services. Based on your answers to 12 questions you will be provided a list of services that may be of interest to you. What Else Does OC Find It! Provide? A service catalogue with program descriptions for: Adults Seniors Aging & Disabilities Family/Children/Youth Financial/Health Care Assistance Corrections/Probation Volunteer Opportunities Map it function Web site link Call button

Rochester Economic Development Fund

Impacting:

Led by : Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI)
Description The fund, financed with $5 million of local-option sales-tax dollars, has doled out more than $2.5 million in loans, investments and grants to 15 early stage companies and business incubators. It is managed by Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. with oversight by the Rochester City Council. Any investment of $75,000 or more much be approved by the city council.

Rochester Public Library's Community Networks Website

Impacting:

Led by : Rochester Public Library
Description Rochester Public Library's website with links to various Olmsted County resources.

SE Mn Transportation Projects Information Portal

Impacting:

Led by : openBEAM.net
Description Efficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Community Status/News

Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 22, 2018)

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG (June 22, 2018)

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information (June 19, 2018)

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 18, 2018)

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge (June 15, 2018)

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program (June 01, 2018)

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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Three DMC Proposals (May 27, 2018)

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community (May 24, 2018)

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting (May 17, 2018)

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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